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Old 10-25-2002, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question Finding Hardware


I was wondering where I could find the names of certain pieces of hardware on my computer without opening the computer itself. In other words, what would be the Linux equivalent to Device Manager on Windows? I'm running Red Hat 7.3. I would like to use the console rather than the GUI (Gnome).

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Old 10-25-2002, 09:47 AM   #2
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Browse the /proc filesystem. less the files in it and you will find many interesting things. For example:
less /proc/pci
gives you a listing of all pci devices conected.
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I searched thr proc directory before but never found any hardware names.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 05:56 PM   #4
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Did you simply list the files in that directory, or did you cat the files? When I cat /proc/pci, as given in the above post, I get:
Code:
PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device   0, function  0:
    Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=8.
      Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0000000 [0xd7ffffff].
  Bus  0, device   1, function  0:
    PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP] (rev 0).
      Master Capable.  No bursts.  Min Gnt=12.
  Bus  0, device   7, function  0:
    ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 64).
  Bus  0, device   7, function  1:
    IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 6).
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.
      I/O at 0xc000 [0xc00f].
  Bus  0, device   7, function  2:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 22).
      IRQ 10.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc41f].
  Bus  0, device   7, function  3:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (#2) (rev 22).
      IRQ 10.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.
      I/O at 0xc800 [0xc81f].
  Bus  0, device   7, function  4:
    Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 64).
      IRQ 11.
  Bus  0, device   9, function  0:
    Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. 20268 (rev 1).
      IRQ 11.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=4.Max Lat=18.
      I/O at 0xcc00 [0xcc07].
      I/O at 0xd000 [0xd003].
      I/O at 0xd400 [0xd407].
      I/O at 0xd800 [0xd803].
      I/O at 0xdc00 [0xdc0f].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe3000000 [0xe3003fff].
  Bus  0, device  11, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C (rev 16).
      IRQ 10.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=32.Max Lat=64.
      I/O at 0xe000 [0xe0ff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe3004000 [0xe30040ff].
  Bus  0, device  15, function  0:
    Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 8).
      IRQ 9.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=20.
      I/O at 0xe400 [0xe41f].
  Bus  0, device  15, function  1:
    Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 8).
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.
      I/O at 0xe800 [0xe807].
  Bus  1, device   0, function  0:
    VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 (GeForce2 MX) (rev 178).
      IRQ 5.
      Master Capable.  Latency=248.  Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0000000 [0xe0ffffff].
      Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xdfffffff].
Which should be enough to tell what hardware I have in my system.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 06:14 PM   #5
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also, try these:

dmesg | less

less /etc/sysconfig/hwconf

in most cases, the hardware entries that you'll find are not the ones that you should see on the hardware itself but rather the chipset these devices are built.
 
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cool, thanks!
 
Old 10-27-2002, 09:15 PM   #7
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I dont know why i didnt see that before but thats what im looking for thanks guys
 
  


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